From a “newsmakers” interview with retiring Indio (CA) Councilwoman Melanie Fesmire, from the Palm Springs, CA Desert Sun published 12/7/09 at http://tinyurl.com/yflbb7w
The Coachella (Music and Arts) Festival, Stagecoach and Phish festivals have helped put Indio on the map as a first-class entertainment venue.
David Steinberg, www.ihoz.com, via email 12/7/09
Believe it or not…my Joy Box just arrived!
Trey Anastasio, to SonicNet, c.1994
Once there was a guy called ‘The Timer.’ He stood in the front row at every show. He had a clipboard and a stopwatch. He was a brilliant math researcher, getting his Ph.D. at someplace like MIT. Whenever we started to play, he would start his stopwatch. His idea of quality was length. Whenever the jam wasn’t long enough, he would shake his head disapprovingly. So we had to ask him to not stand in the front row anymore. I have since heard that he is still timing everything, but just from the back of the hall
By way of compiling content remnants from the previous version of this site and related projects, we've backdated a number of stories here as blog posts.
But the blog launched with this photo, posted 12/5/09 at noon by Adam.
Trey Anastasio, December 5, 2009
You gotta run like a naked guy, out of control!
aul Caine, “Phish at Madison Square Garden” (A.V. Club NY review, 12/4/09), http://tinyurl.com/y96hx6r
One of the most impressive elements of a Phish concert, aside from the crackerjack light show, is the degree to which fans personally invest themselves in the music. When a song is performed sloppily or a solo doesn’t last as long as it could have, there is an odd sort of familial disappointment, like a son’s embarrassment at his father’s shortcomings. But when the music is strong, it’s like a feedback loop that drives the band higher and higher. You can see it on stage and you can see it in the crowd.
Portland, ME, newspaper, 12/2/99
Simplicity is the new mantra for Phish.
Trey Anastasio, New York Post, 1/1/99
I'm the overbearing leader type, although I sometimes shy away from that. If Page is the father, I guess I'm the mother.